Version 2021.7

  • Scan from nearby iOS devices
    You can now use your iPhone or iPad to take a picture of a document and import it in PDFScanner. Perspective correction is done on device and with adequate lighting the quality comes close to using a real scanner.
    This feature requires your Mac and iOS device to be logged in with the same iCloud account and the "Handoff" feature to be activated on both devices.

Version 2021.6

  • Moved default save / compression options in Preferences and allowed to change them in the save window on a per-save basis
  • Bugfixes

Version 2021.5

PDFScanner is now 10 years old and has been updated for free at least once a year, so it's time to change the versioning scheme. Instead of version 1.17, this one is called 2021.5 (the 5th update in 2021) and future updates will follow that naming convention. This means there won't be a version 2 and therefore updates will always stay free. Maybe in the future some pro features will be added added as an in-app purchase - but I promise I won't take existing features from you and charge for them!

In this release:

  • Added Turkish language
  • Major improvements in OCR speed and accuracy (OCR engine updated to Tesseract 5 with LSTM models)
  • Bugfixes

Version 1.16.3

  • Automatic orientation detection
  • Added an option (in the advanced preferences) to rotate every other page in duplex mode, because some scanner drivers started sending those pages upside down
  • Added two digit year numbers in filename tokens
  • Fixed some minor display issues

Version 1.16.2

  • Bugfixes

Version 1.16.1

  • German localization

Version 1.16.0

  • Updated for macOS Big Sur and native Apple Silicon (M1) support

Version 1.15.4

  • Ensuring compatibility with macOS BigSur
  • Improving the auto crop feature
  • Lowering deskew threshold to correct even slightly crooked documents

Version 1.15.3

  • Fixed a problem when Brother scanners are connected by both Wifi and USB at once

Version 1.15.2

  • Improved Save Performance
  • Fixed all kinds of problems when using multiple scanners

Version 1.15.1

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 1.15.0

  • Improved compression
  • Added experimental JPEG2000 support (higher compression for color and grayscale scans, can be enabled in the preferences)
  • Added a menu item to start the scan so it can be automated and the shortcut (CMD-Enter) is visible
  • Improved automatic numbering if files already exist (including filename tokens for suffixes like "001")
  • Added quality selection for color and grayscale scans to the Preferences

Version 1.14.4

  • The whole compression subsystem had to be rewritten because of bugs in Catalina that Apple seems to be unable to fix. This version was just a quick fix, with major changes to the compression following in 1.15.0

Version 1.14.3

  • Bugfixes for macOS Catalina

Version 1.14.2

  • Bugfixes for macOS Catalina

Version 1.14.1

  • Bugfixes and performance improvements

Version 1.14.0

  • Updated the OCR engine to the newest version, which is faster and more accurate
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Brother scanners that was introduced in the last update

Version 1.13.2

  • Improvements to OCR and PDF file handling
  • New setting to auto remove blank pages
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 1.13.1

  • Bugfixes

Version 1.13.0

  • Big update for macOS Mojave to support dark mode and custom highlight colors
  • Updated online help
  • Bugfixes and under the hood improvements

Version 1.12.0

  • New option to automatically remove saved pages from the workspace
  • Under the hood improvements, bugfixes and compatibility updates.

Version 1.11.0

  • Updated for macOS Sierra
  • Default save folder selection
  • Improved scan quality
  • Improved OCR accuracy
  • UI enhancements
  • Many bugfixes and under the hood improvements

(for older versions, refer to the release notes history)